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Historical Fiction

Publisher:  PublishAmerica Type: 


Copyright:  2012 ISBN-13:  9781462674763

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Wilderness Generations is a novel of short stories with each one of a different place setting and a separate cast of characters dating chronologically through my book from the early 1800's to modern day times.

"From the early 1800�s to current times, these short stories, each with a separate cast of characters and different place setting, tell fictitious stories of mountain men and Indians pioneers, including a chapter devoted to the survival of a wolf pack. ""Man of the Mountains"" describes the life and times of a mountain man who stays in the Rocky Mountain wilderness for over two decades as a fur trapper. ""Big Bear"" tells of a Crow Indian that lives the way of his village in his own tribe with all ceremonial rights and warring with other villages from other tribes. A man and his son visit the ""Summertime Snow"" in the high mountains of the Rockies in Arizona. ""Tall Timber"" is about a modern man who travels to British Columbia in order to live alone, until he meets an Indian squaw when she saves his life from a Grizzly Bear." Another story "One Year of the Old Way" constitutes of a small group of men that tackle the way of the old in the wilderness life at a drunken bet with a boozer. Finally there is "Think Like an Indian" in which the good guy is supposedly the bad guy when he is compeltely innocent of his charges he knows the verdict in court is guilty and so flees and eludes the law for the remainder of his life, living in Arkansas Ozark Mountins first then the forested mountianous regions of Canada and Alaska. There are other lesser stories in Wilderness Generations but these are the main longest ones.

Th e two men paddled the canoe ever closer to the Indian
village in the spring of 1828 in the Great Slave Lake in Canada.
All they wanted were some directions. Neither of them knew
any of the Cree’s dialect or sign langauge. They hoped to find
one who knew English. They didn’t know how to get to which
river they wanted.
One of the White men had black hair long and beard
likewise long swarthy a German. Th e other with pure red hair
and reddish brown beard was an Irishman. Both were seasoned
backwoodsmen. It was summer and it was warm.
Closer to the Indian village they came. Th e Indians looked
and waited. Not many White men had ever been this way yet
as the territory was just opening up to settling by the White
The Indians gathered around.
“Th ere must be fifty I can see.” said the German under his
breath, not loud enough so the Indians would have been able
to have heard.
The Indian people’s fires, stick huts, canoes, the Indians
themselves standing on the sand beach, White men were not
ordinarily in the area.
Soon the White men paddled the canoe until it say twenty
feet from the sand beach and began asking, “Any of you speak
German, Irish?”
10 Timothy Louis Baker
Th e two White men were in need of directions to find two
other certain White men in the Canadian wildernesses and
wanted to know where the mouth of a river was which would
lead them to these men.
Th e German spoke, “Anyone know where there are two
White men in a cabin on a river of many beaver?”
For a few moments there was silence then an Indian near
the canoe of the White men answered, “Know two White men.
Come, we eat and trade!” He waved his arm signaling for them
to come.
The two White men knew the Cree would have to be paid
for the information. They paddled ashore onto the beach by
the Indians’ canoes on the beach and pulled the canoe partly
out of the water and began to eat venison at the fires of the Red
The smaller man, the Irish man stated, “We look for two
White men in a cabin on river of many beaver. One is his
brother,” he pointed to his buddy, “the other is my brother. We
will help trap this winter.”
The Indian who had spoken before said, “We know of such
a place, two White men who trap on river of many beaver.
What you give me to tell you how to go there?”
The German spoke, “We will give one knife, one blanket,
and a beaded necklace for your wife for how to get to our
The exchange was made and the two White men found
their brothers the very next day.
Such was the life in the wilderness where Indians had
been doing for years telling the White men explorers when
they came how to get to here and there in all of the rest of
the continent up to about that area far north with extremes of
cold winter weather being discovered on the main rivers by
the White men.

Professional Reviews

Press Release by PublishAmerica
For Immediate Release

Contact: Shawn Street – Public Relations

PublishAmerica Presents Wilderness Generations by Timothy Louis Baker

Frederick, MD April 16, 2012 -- PublishAmerica is proud to present Wilderness Generations by Timothy Louis Baker from Paulding, Ohio.

Timothy Louis Baker’s masterfully written book is a collection of stories that tell the stories of mountain men and their struggles during the earliest days of the nation’s history.

“Man of the Mountains” describes the life and times of a mountain man who stays in the wilderness for over two decades as a fur trapper. “Big Bear” is the story of a Crow Indian and describes the ceremonial rights he observes and his wars with neighboring tribes. “Summertime Snow” is of a father and son who visit the mountains. “Tall Timber” is the story of a modern man who leaves his home to live in the wilderness of British Columbia.

“I have spent a total of four years in backwoods and wilderness areas of Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Ontario and British Columbia camping, hunting, fishing and exploring these areas, at all times of the year enduring all four seasons of weather conditions living for the most part out openly,” Timothy Louis Baker said.

PublishAmerica is the home of more than 50,000 talented authors. PublishAmerica is a traditional publishing company whose primary goal is to encourage and promote the works of new, previously undiscovered writers. Like more mainstream publishers, PublishAmerica pays its authors advances and royalties and makes its books available through all bookstores. PublishAmerica offers a distinctly personal, supportive alternative to vanity presses and less accessible publishers.

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